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Paediatric dialysis department. Nurse with a teenage boy undergoing plasma exchange (plasmapheresis) in the renal department of a hospital. Plasmapheresis is used to treat a variety of disorders, including those of the immune system, such as Goodpasture's syndrome, myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, lupus, and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. It involves the removal, treatment, and return of (components of) blood plasma from blood circulation.
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